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Whale Weekly, April 22-28

April 22, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

The Whale's 2012-13 season ended Saturday night, with a 5-1 loss at Portland, after Connecticut had dropped a 3-2 decision in Albany on Friday evening. Those two defeats ran the Whale's final season record to 35-32-6-3 for 79 points, leaving the club two points short of a playoff spot in the AHL's Eastern Conference. Kris Newbury scored his 20th goal of the season, and Christian Thomas his 19th, in Friday's game, and Marek Hrivik scored the only Whale goal in Saturday's finale.

FINAL AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Rank Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM

1 *y Providence Bruins 76 50 21 0 5 105 0.691 222 183 9-0-0-0 9-1-0-0 10-5 1246

2 *y Springfield Falcons 76 45 22 5 4 99 0.651 235 186 1-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 5-4 1248

3 *y Syracuse Crunch 76 43 22 6 5 97 0.638 247 201 0-1-0-0 4-3-3-0 4-5 1612

4 x Binghamton Senators 76 44 24 1 7 96 0.632 227 188 2-0-0-0 5-3-0-2 4-7 1409

5 x Wilkes-Barre/Scr. Penguins 76 42 30 2 2 88 0.579 185 178 0-2-0-0 7-2-0-1 7-2 1590

6 x Portland Pirates 76 41 30 3 2 87 0.572 230 233 0-1-0-0 5-5-0-0 5-2 1567

7 x Manchester Monarchs 76 37 32 3 4 81 0.533 219 209 0-1-0-0 6-4-0-0 2-4 1022

8 x Hershey Bears 76 36 31 3 6 81 0.533 204 196 1-0-0-0 5-5-0-0 4-6 1062

9 Connecticut Whale 76 35 32 6 3 79 0.520 213 222 0-5-1-0 3-6-1-0 2-3 1314

10 Norfolk Admirals 76 37 34 4 1 79 0.520 188 207 0-4-0-0 5-5-0-0 7-1 1483

11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 76 32 32 7 5 76 0.500 218 242 1-0-0-0 5-4-1-0 2-5 1694

12 Albany Devils 76 31 32 1 12 75 0.493 193 225 0-1-0-0 3-6-0-1 3-12 1163

13 Worcester Sharks 76 31 34 4 7 73 0.480 191 228 1-0-0-1 2-5-2-1 6-7 1533

14 St. John's IceCaps 76 32 36 3 5 72 0.474 195 237 1-0-0-1 4-3-2-1 2-5 1241

15 Adirondack Phantoms 76 31 38 3 4 69 0.454 187 223 1-0-0-0 4-4-1-1 5-4 1472

Western Conference

Rank Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM

1 *y Texas Stars 76 43 22 5 6 97 0.638 235 201 0-2-0-0 5-5-0-0 6-6 923

2 *y Toronto Marlies 76 43 23 3 7 96 0.632 237 199 3-0-0-1 6-2-1-1 4-7 1194

3 *y Grand Rapids Griffins 76 42 26 4 4 92 0.605 234 205 1-0-0-0 4-4-1-1 5-4 1219

4 x Charlotte Checkers 76 42 26 4 4 92 0.605 226 202 1-0-0-0 4-3-2-1 3-4 914

5 x Oklahoma City Barons 76 40 25 2 9 91 0.599 240 228 3-0-0-0 7-2-0-1 4-9 1091

6 x Houston Aeros 76 40 26 5 5 90 0.592 212 199 0-1-0-0 7-3-0-0 5-5 1005

7 x Rochester Americans 76 43 29 3 1 90 0.592 234 209 2-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 10-1 1093

8 x Milwaukee Admirals 76 41 28 4 3 89 0.586 197 200 4-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 3-3 1013

9 Rockford IceHogs 76 42 31 2 1 87 0.572 246 225 4-0-0-0 8-2-0-0 5-1 1716

10 Chicago Wolves 76 37 30 5 4 83 0.546 204 207 0-2-0-0 4-6-0-0 6-4 1090

11 Lake Erie Monsters 76 35 31 3 7 80 0.526 211 220 1-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 6-7 1400

12 Abbotsford Heat 76 34 32 4 6 78 0.513 171 198 0-2-0-0 5-4-1-0 7-6 1070

13 Peoria Rivermen 76 33 35 5 3 74 0.487 183 218 0-3-1-0 3-6-1-0 6-3 1014

14 San Antonio Rampage 76 29 38 2 7 67 0.441 195 241 0-9-1-1 0-8-1-1 3-7 1163

15 Hamilton Bulldogs 76 29 41 1 5 64 0.421 159 228 0-2-0-0 3-7-0-0 3-5 1447

* Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs: the three division winners will be seeded first through third in order of points, and the next five teams in order of points will be seeded fourth through eighth.

This week:

The Whale coaching staff will be conducting player exit interviews this Tuesday, April 23 at the XL Center, starting at 10:15 AM. Players will be available for media access after their individual interviews, and the coaching staff at the conclusion of the process.

Whale Community Appearances:

Pucky, the Whale's popular and lovable mascot, will be conducting a "Thank You, Fans" tour throughout the area this offseason, starting this week with the following appearances. For further information on these, or any other Whale community initiatives, contact Whale community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:

- Thursday, April 25, 10:00 AM-12 Noon, UnitedHealthcare, 185 Asylum St., Hartford, CT

Pucky meets and greets youngsters and their parents at UnitedHealthcare's "Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day".

- Thursday, April 25, 6:00-8:00 PM, Pitkin Elementary School, 330 Hills St., East Hartford, CT

Pucky participates in Pitkin Elementary School's Reading Night.

- Saturday, April 27, 10:00-11:00 AM, New Britain/Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain, CT

Pucky joins in the fun at the New Britain/Berlin YMCA's "Healthy Kids Day".

- Saturday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 PM, Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville, CT

Pucky heads to the Wheeler YMCA for its version of "Healthy Kids Day".

- Sunday, April 28, 9:30-10:30 AM, Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT

Pucky cheers on participants in the March of Dimes' "March for Babies".

- Sunday, April 28, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Hill Rd., Berlin, CT

Pucky helps rev up the action at the Summer Knights car show.

Recent Transactions:

Charlie Dodero - signed by the Whale to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement April 16.

Michael Kantor - signed by the Whale to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement April 16.

Danny Hobbs - recalled by the Whale from Greenville (ECHL) April 17.

Jordie Johnston - recalled by the Whale from Greenville (ECHL) April 17.

Chris Kreider - recalled from the Whale by the New York Rangers April 17.

Scott Stajcer - reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Whale to Greenville (ECHL) April 17.

Jason Wilson - reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Whale to Greenville (ECHL) April 17.

Whale Tales:

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale's 2013-14 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats, mini plans and great group discounts, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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